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My Big Fat Canadian Coin
I know, I know, my article title is a lot like a movie title of a romantic comedy that was quite popular a few years ago. But I really do have a big fat Canadian coin, and the interesting thing is that it now resides in the same medium size city that the author and star of that movie is from.
Iím talking about Winnipeg, Canada. Not a big city, but we sure like our coins, and there are plenty of coin dealers here to choose from. We also have the Royal Canadian Mint right here in our city, which is really convenient for someone who likes most of the coins they sell.
I bought a few of my coins from the Royal Canadian Mint, but not my favorite one. My favorite coin was purchased from a small coin dealer that for one day setup shop in the local mall that I just happened to be at that day. I saw it and right away knew I had to have it, because it was the biggest shiniest coin I ever saw. It was a 10 ounce (0.625 pounds) four nines pure silver monster thatís two inches across and ten millimeters thick (0.3937 inches).
It was almost closing time and they didnít take credit, so it was a quick run to the ATM and low and behold it was mine, all mine.
Now it is a couple years later and I now know there are even bigger coins out there that weigh even more. I donít care, this is a cool coin and feels and looks very substantial when I hold it. And the "ohs" and "awes" I get when I show children and adults alike is awesome.
Yeah, I have lots of shiny coins I bought in Winnipeg and on the web, all of which are beautiful in their own way. But this big fat Canadian coin, that almost got away, is my favorite and hopefully some day will be my sonís favorite. After all, I canít take it with me. Or can I, I better go edit my will. See ya.
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